126 Artist Talk 4 | Declan Casey, Barry McHugh, Gerard Garvey
2pm | 11th December 2012
126 Artist-run Gallery | Queen Street | Galway
126 presents the fourth in a series of artist talks that aim to encourage critical discourse about contemporary art practice in Ireland.
Declan Casey, Barry McHugh and Gerard Garvey – recent graduates, currently exhibiting in Breaking the line _ _ _ _ discuss their practice and how it has developed since completing art college in June 2012.
Declan Casey was born in Dublin, but lives and works now in County Limerick. Casey graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a BA in Sculpture and Combined Media. Moby Strets is his alter ego, who questions the futility found in many aspects of contemporary living. This is done using both live and video performance.
Barry McHugh is from Largydonnell, Co. Leitrim and graduated from GMIT with a BA in Fine Art. Through incursions and re-appropriation of images, McHugh breaks the line of creation and looks at issues of ownership with regard to the printed image.
Gerard Garvey is from Ballinasloe in Co. Galway and graduated from GMIT with a BA in Sculpture. Garvey’s work is based on sexuality, gender and the complexities that gay identities face with conforming to or rejecting society’s stereotyping critical perceptions.